05 Dec '11, 3am

Volcano and cloud forests conserved in Ecuador

Volcano and cloud forests conserved in Ecuador

Sierra Leone creates rainforest park (12/03/2011) Sierra Leone, one of Africa's poorest countries, today announced the establishment of Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP), an area of forest home to chimpanzees, a key population of pygmy hippo, and hundreds of bird species, reports the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Dole abandons banana plantation in National Park (11/21/2011) After a threat of lawsuit, Dole Inc. has abandoned a banana plantation in Somawathiya National Park in Sri Lanka. The US-based food giant had partnered with a local company, Letsgrow Ltd, to grow bananas for export markets at the bank of the Mahaweli River, but Dole ran into trouble when local conservation organizations pointed out they were illegally destroying forest and planting crops in Somawathiya National Park, home to elephants and many other imperiled species. Local group,...

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Ecuador's volcano is erupting!

Ecuador's volcano is erupting!

cntraveller.com 03 Dec '11, 11am

30 November | A view of the Tungurahua volcano as it erupts as seen from Cotalo, Ecuador. The country's Geophysical Instit...

Earth Times: "Timber plantations are not forests."

Earth Times: "Timber plantations are not forests."

earthtimes.org 05 Dec '11, 9am

Timber plantation via Shutterstock Environmentalists have always clearly defined commercial plantations and forests. The l...

Biomass is the next biofuel 'land grab' on tropical forests, warn campaigners - The Ecologist

Biomass is the next biofuel 'land grab' on trop...

theecologist.org 05 Dec '11, 3pm

The world is on the brink of a new land grab, with companies like Cargill and Monsanto part of a wider attempt to 'grab' c...

The Rise Of Cloud Computing

youngupstarts.com 06 Dec '11, 8am

by Yi Ning Lim, marketing specialist at GMO GlobalSign Cloud computing has become a buzzword in the recent years, with num...

Qualcomm unveils health subsidiary, cloud hub

Qualcomm unveils health subsidiary, cloud hub

eetimes.com 05 Dec '11, 9pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Qualcomm Inc. has announced the spin-off of its wireless health division into a wholly owned subsid...

REDD+ text for saving forests released in Durban

REDD+ text for saving forests released in Durban

news.mongabay.com 03 Dec '11, 5pm

REDD+ text for saving forests released in Durban mongabay.com December 03, 2011 An initial draft text on REDD+ — a propose...

Tell #Chevron to Clean Up #Ecuador Now! Instead...

amazonwatch.org 03 Dec '11, 10pm

Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam! Tell the Brazilian Government that you are deeply concerned about their plans to build th...